Events Calendar

CALENDAR – May 2017
Location is New Haven unless noted otherwise.
*=Wheelchair accessible

Monday, May 1, 6 p.m.
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice will mark the cost of the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East by placing the April stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm and Park streets, inscribed with the April death toll of US military personnel and the approximate numbers of civilians killed in April. The endless war goes on in the midst of all the other outrages of our time. *

Monday, May 1, noon -7 p.m.
New Haven Resist! Solidarity and resistance march and rally. May Day/International Workers’ Day. Starts at NH Green. Speakers, performances, music, info tables. March through Fair Haven begins at 5 p.m. (203) 606-3484,  *

Thursday, May 4, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Second Annual Expressive Arts Festival. Art, music, poetry and refreshments. Enjoy inspiration for a healthy mind, body and spirit. Fellowship Place Campus, 411 Elm St. Info: (203) 401-4227.

Thursday, May 4, 7 – 9 p.m.
The Institute Library presents The Conqueror Worm Suite:  six-part multimedia suite of music, poetry and projected visuals based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Conqueror Worm,” featuring music by the trumpet and accordion duo Ben Holmes and Patrick Farrell and visuals by Natalie C. Sousa. 847 Chapel St.

Saturday, May 6, 2-4:30 p.m.
Foreshadows of World War II: Remembering Guernica. A film screening of Five Cartridges (East Germany, 1960, English subtitles) to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the devastating aerial bombing of Guernica. Discussion with Jacinto Lirola of the international dimension of the Spanish Civil War. During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), five International Brigade soldiers of different nationalities are given a crucial assignment: they are to smuggle top-secret information across enemy lines. Ives Library, 133 Elm St. Info: Seth Godfrey,, (203) 946-7431. *

Saturday, May 6, 4 – 7 p.m.
Deportation and Detention: A community event and fund-raiser to launch the Immigrant Bail Fund featuring Jose La Luz, trade unionist and social justice organizer. Sponsored by Central CT Democratic Socialists of America. Bregamos Community Theater, 491 Blatchley Ave.

Sunday, May 7, 5 p.m.
People’s World International Workers’ Day program, “Unity and Solidarity,” King-Davis Labor Center, Hartford. Info:

Monday, May 8, 6 p.m.
Art Opening and Talk by artist Michael Sloan, illustrator, painter and musician, currently working with author Jake Halpern on “Welcome to the New World,” a graphic narrative documenting the lives of a Syrian refugee family recently arrived in the U.S. The comic appears frequently: Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. *

Thursday, May 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (food at 6 p.m.)
CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs meeting. The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford.

Saturday, May 13, 12-4 p.m.
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven hosts 8th Annual Multicultural Family Festival, Full STEAM Ahead: Celebrating Women & Girls in S.T.E.A.M. Activities, games, and performers. 33 Sherman Ave. *

Tuesday, May 16, 7 p.m.
Listen Here! Short Story reading series. Topic: Know-it-alls. The stories: Katharine Weber: “Louisa Huntington’s Last Caller, At Easter” and Tobias Wolff: “Bullet in the Brain.” The Institute Library, 847 Chapel St.

Thursday, May 18, 7-9 p.m.
A monthly story sharing/telling evening, coordinated by Arnie Pritchard, local storyteller and Board Chair of the Connecticut Storytelling Center. The Institute Library, 847 Chapel St.

Saturday, May 20, 2 p.m.
Dedication of a white oak tree and plaque in memory of Theresa Carr, long time activist for economic and social justice, peace and the preservation of our planet. Jocelyn Square Park at Humphrey, East and Walnut streets. Info:; (203) 668-9082. *


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Saturday, June 10, noon and 2:30 p.m.
PACE-sponsored tour of award-winning energy-efficient home and EV show. Info: (860) 217-3686.